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Mon,23Jul2018

East & Horn Africa

Ethiopia loosens throttle on many key sectors, but privatisation still far off

Ethiopia's newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed attends a rally during his visit to Ambo in the Oromiya region
Ethiopia's decision to sell stakes in its lucrative telecoms monopoly and other assets could open one of the world's largest untapped markets to huge potential investments by firms willing to work with a government still wary of private enterprise.

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Kenya Airways seeks to run main Nairobi airport to boost earnings

AP photoKenya Airways is close to winning approval to run the country's main airport in Nairobi, looking to copy a model that has enabled rivals to overtake it, its chairman said on Monday.

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Where is Africa’s moral compass?

 

April 7, 2014 file photo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame addresses the public and dignitaries at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, at Amahoro stadium in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAEromo Egbejule, The Africa Report's West Africa editor asks where Africa's moral compass lies

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Uganda's telecoms regulator to probe MTN on mobile money policies

People buy MTN accessories on a street in Lagos, Nigeria Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAUganda's telecommunications regulator said on Wednesday it was setting up a committee to investigate the local unit of South Africa's MTN Group after uproar on social media about its mobile money policies.

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Coca-Cola Co's Africa distributor to invest $100 mln in Kenya over next 5 years

A kiosk is seen on a street corner in Nairobi, Monday, May 28, 2007. On thousands of street corners across Africa, tiny wooden kiosks peddle everything from mobile phone cards to glass bottles of Coca-Cola. Photo: SAYYID AZIM/AP/SIPACoca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the continent’s largest soft drinks bottler, said on Wednesday it would invest $100 million in Kenya over the next five years to improve infrastructure and launch new products.

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Uganda’s liberal yet unfair economy - Joseph Burite, East Africa correspondent

 

unnamedJoseph Burite, our East Africa correspondent, gives his opinion on  Uganda's economy

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